Sean Hyland

Middle School Creative Arts

Creative & Visual Arts Teacher and Department Chair


After graduating from the New York Academy of Art in 2012 with an MFA in Painting, I decided to pursue my studio practice as well as my passion for teaching. I taught private lessons for years in the bay area (where I grew up) before becoming a middle school art teacher at Crystal Springs Uplands School in 2015. After four years of teaching part-time at CSUS, I decided to pursue this passion for teaching full-time. I am extremely excited to join the Menlo team as a full-time middle school art teacher.

It will be a pleasure to share my knowledge of art-making, and its various practices, with the students at Menlo, and I am beyond excited to open their eyes to all of the fun in the visual arts!

I am an oil painter with an extensive amount of training in figure drawing, portraiture, and anatomy. My work has been shown in New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Portland. In my spare time, I love watching movies, going on walks, and spending time with my wife and one-year-old son.